Thursday, July 2, 2009

Songs That Move

Music is so powerful. I remember as a teenager, listening to such sad, angry music.
And guess what?

I spent a lot of time being sad and angry.

Music still moves me, and can totally effect my mood. But lately I have been drawn to certain songs, that are able to express where I am better than I can say in my own words. I am grateful for this.

The song Faithful by Brooke Fraser is one that is really speaking to me right now. If you don't know it, find it and listen to it. Here are the lyrics:

There's distance in the air and I cannot make it leave
I wave my arms' round about me and blow with all my might
I cannot sense you close, though I know you're always here
But the comfort of you near is what I long for

When I can't feel you, I have learned to reach out just the same
When I can't hear you, I know you still hear every word I pray
And I want you more than I want to live another day
And as I wait for you maybe I'm made more faithful

All the folly of the past, though I know it is undone
I still feel the guilty one, still trying to make it right
So I whisper soft your name, let it roll around my tongue,
knowing you're the only one who knows me
You know me


Show me how I should live this
Show me where I should walk
I count this world as loss to me
You are all I want
You are all I want

There is so much truth in this song. You can't always feel Him near, can you? And when you can't do you abandon that hope and faith or do you become more faithful in those times of waiting? She talks about having a hard time releasing the past and acknowledges that God is the only one who can remove the guilt...And He can do it by just you asking. There is a lot of hope and faith in this song. I love that!

What's moving your heart right now?



Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing. What's moving me right now is Barlow Girl's "Never Alone" when I don't hear God answering, but I know He's there.

I waited for you today
But you didn't show
No no no
I needed You today
So where did You go?
You told me to call
Said You'd be there
And though I haven't seen You
Are You still there?

I cried out with no reply
And I can't feel You by my side
So I'll hold tight to what I know
You're here and I'm never alone

And though I cannot see You
And I can't explain why
Such a deep, deep reassurance
You've placed in my life

We cannot separate
'Cause You're part of me
And though You're invisible
I'll trust the unseen

Joni Ruhs said...

I am really impacted by Kim Walker's How He Loves. Especially the lyric "I don't have time to maintain these regrets when I think about the way He loves us"

If only I could concentrate more on how He loves me, I suppose I would stop maintaining and grooming my regrets and shame. I would stop focusing on my afflictions and wallow in His affections. Then it turns on me and it occurs to me that God loves others this way too. Helps soften my heart.

He is jealous for me
Love's like a hurricane,
I am a tree
Bending beneath the weight of
His wind and mercy
When all of a sudden, I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory
and I realize just how beautiful You are and how great your affections are for me.

Oh, how He loves us so
Oh, how He loves us
How He loves us so.

Yeah, He loves us
Whoa, how He loves us
Whoa, how He loves us
Whoa, how He loves.

We are His portion and
He is our prize,
Drawn to redemption
by the grace in His eyes
If grace is an ocean, we're all sinking
So heaven meets earth like a sloppy wet kiss and my heart turns
violently inside of my chest
I don't have time to maintain these regrets when I think about the way

He loves us,
whoa, how He loves us
whoa, how He loves us
Whoa, how He loves

Renee said...

Love Music Myself

I am in a place right now where I feel challenged in a whole lot of areas...
Been asking and evaluating Why and How I do some of the things I do... Honestly too many thoughts are crowding my head! I can often be my own worst enemy.

Here are 2 songs I love and sing to myself both by Hillsong

I have decided I have resolved
To wait upon you Lord
My rock and redeemer shall not be moved
I'll wait upon you Lord

As surely as the sun will rise
You'll come to us
As certain as the dawn appears

you'll come let your glory fall
As you respond to us
Spirit reign flood our hearts
With holy fire again

We are not shaken we are not moved
We wait upon you Lord
Our Mighty deliverer my triumph and truth
I'll wait upon you Lord

Chains be broken
Lives be healed
Eyes be opened
Christ is revealed

You are the source of life
I can't be left behind
No one else will do
I will take hold of You

I need You Jesus, I need You Jesus

My heart is Yours for life
I need Your hand in mine
No one else will do
Lord I put my trust in You

I need You Jesus to come to my rescue
Where else can I go?
There's no other Name by which I am saved
Capture me with grace
I will follow You

My heart is Yours for life
I need Your hand in mine
No one else will do
Lord I put my trust in You

This world has nothing for me (I will follow You)